Garage Door
Posted by: admin on July 6, 2015
You may have noticed some spectacular wood garage doors in your neighbourhood that all seem to have something in common (besides of course, looking spectacular!).

It’s that month after month and year after year, they always seem to look brand new.

So what’s the inside story here? It is some start-of-the-art staining? Or perhaps it has something to do with how the wood is treated? Well, the most likely answer is something you may have never considered at all: the garage doors aren’t wood – they’re steel!

About Wood-Like Steel Doors 

As the name suggests, wood-like steel doors have the beauty, craftsmanship and design of authentic wood doors, but are made from steel — which gives them some very significant advantages that you may find worthwhile and exciting. Here’s the rundown of benefits:

  • Very Low Maintenance 

Wood-like steel garage doors are very low maintenance, because there is no need to refinish the garage door every few years. It will look as beautiful as the day you installed it, year after year!

  • Worry-free Ownership

With wood-like steel garage doors, there is zero risk of warping, shrinking, rotting, damage caused by UV rays, cracking or damage caused by insects. So no matter what Mother Nature or the animal kingdom throws your garage door’s way, you’ll rest easy knowing that there’s no hard work or maybe even a clean-up or repair/restoration bill ahead.

  • Lightweight construction

If your dining room table or any other furniture is made from wood, you know first-hand that it’s fairly heavy. Well, considering that a garage door can be up to 7’ x 20’ (or sometimes larger), and we’re talking some serious weight! However, steel is much lighter, which makes it easier to install and operate. In fact, some homes cannot safely accommodate a heavy wood garage door, which makes a wood-like steel garage door a perfect alternative.

  • Energy Efficiency 

It’s easy to insulate a steel garage door to make it energy efficient – which these days with heating and cooling prices on the way up, is a big plus. This is particularly the case for GTA homes, where the furnace typically starts cranking in October and doesn’t shut off until April – or sometimes even May!

  • Environmentally Friendly

Since steel garage doors are designed to last for decades and require virtually no special maintenance, it’s an environmentally friendly choice because you won’t be obligated to replace parts or even replace your garage door anytime soon. And decades from now when it is time for a replacement, you can recycle your door vs. sending it to a landfill.

  • Looks, Looks and Looks! 

Although this was mentioned earlier, it bears repeating again and again: wood-like steel garage doors truly look stunning! In fact, some people think they actually look better than original wood doors, because they can be painted to perfection. Having a great-looking garage door does more than just give you something beautiful to look at every time you roll up or down your driveway. It also boosts your home’s overall appeal and value if you decide to put it on the market.

Learn More Today – Give us a Call! 

If you’re thinking about beautifying and safeguarding your home with a wood-like steel garage door, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to show you the incredible variety and options that are available, including some colours and styles that you’ve probably never seen before — which means that you could be the first in your neighbourhood!

Give us a call today. We’re here to help!




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